Medics evacuate the body of a man from Gaza's eastern Shejaiya district on July 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS
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The ambulances and firetrucks of Gaza's emergency services gathered on the edge of the Shejaiya district to await news of a humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas group.The word arrived at 1030GMT -- a two-hour truce to allow the retrieval of the dead and wounded, as well as evacuate the terrified people who remained inside the district after a night of non-stop Israeli tank fire.An entire apartment building of several floors was still ablaze, the fire burning on the ground floor and covering the facade with black soot.And there were bodies lying in the streets.The glass in every building on the main Nazzaz Street had been blown out, along with many of the doors.In one building, three men peered suspiciously at the arriving emergency service workers through a hole in a wall.
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